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Our Featured Takoma Park, MD Partner:

K-9 Lifesavers

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Takoma Park, MD 20912
(202) 263-1990

http://www.k-9lifesavers.org

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Washington DC, Maryland and, Virginia

We do not have a Shelter Facility; we use boarding facilities, private foster homes, partner veterinarians, and trainers. K-9 Lifesavers holds adoption events every weekend in various locations to help place our dogs in well-screened suitable homes and is always accepting volunteers.

About Our Rescue Group:

K-9 Lifesavers rescues homeless and abandoned dogs from high-kill shelters and other high-risk situations. K-9 Lifesavers works with dedicated volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and kennels to provide loving temporary care while we find well-matched, carefully screened forever homes for each dog we take in. We also serve as a support group to our adopters and all dog owners by providing ongoing education and resources for the well-being of their dogs, including the importance of proactive spay/neuter policies, positive behavior training, and good nutrition.

K-9 Lifesavers is an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization. We rescue dogs and puppies that are scheduled for euthanasia from high kill shelters in Georgia, West Virginia, the Carolina’s, Tennessee, and Kentucky. We pay transporters to bring the dogs to the DC metro area. When they arrive, we do basic vetting and do our best to assess any emotional, physical or training needs they might have. We do not have a Shelter Facility; we use boarding facilities, private foster homes, partner veterinarians, and trainers. K-9 Lifesavers holds adoption events every weekend in various locations to help place our dogs in well-screened suitable homes and is always accepting volunteers.

We welcome you to explore our website ( http://www.k-9lifesavers.org ), see the dogs that we rescue, and all that we have to offer, then please join us in our continuing efforts to give them a second chance at life.

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Come Meet our Pets:

K-9 Lifesavers holds adoption events every weekend. Potential adopters can request specific dogs be brought to an event by filling out an adoption questionnaire and returning it to the adoption counselor listed in the dogs bio. If you are scheduled to attend an adoption event to meet a dog, please bring your completed adoption application with you.

We are always looking for volunteers to assist at events, staffing the table and showing off the dogs to potential adopters.

All adoption events are from 12 – 2pm:

1st Sunday of each Month – Petco – 1507 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md

2nd Sunday of each Month – Petsmart – 6100 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA

3rd Saturday of each Month - Petsmart – 12020 Cherry Hill Road Silver Spring, MD

4th Saturday of each Month – Petco- 2319 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD

Our Adoption Process:

The adoption process is almost always completed within one week of time you submitted your application (times can vary depending on your location, the dog’s location, and availability).

· Fill out an adoption application (Completion of the Adoption Application does not guarantee adoption- it is the first step in our adoption process).

· An adoption counselor will call or email you to review your application.

· The adoption counselor will call your reference, landlord/condo association, and veterinarian (if applicable).

· The adoption counselor will set up a home visit (the entire household should be present for the visit).

· An adoption counselor will schedule a time for you, your family, and any other pets to meet the dog(s) you've applied for.

Once approved, you will need to finalize your adoption by completing an adoption contract and paying the adoption fee in cash or check. At that time, available medical records will be provided along with a variety of other information.

ADOPTION FEES

· Young Adult Dog (7 months to 8 years) - $295

· Puppy (6 months and younger) - $350 (This fee include the certificate to cover spay/neuter surgery)

· Heartworm Positive Dog - $375 (This fee includes treatment for heartworm)

· Golden Year Dogs (8 years and older) - $200

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.